More than 300,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and it is the most common form of cancer worldwide. The encouraging news is that the overall death rate from breast cancer decreased by 1 percent each year from 2013 to 2018. Experts attribute these declines to treatment advances and earlier detection through screening, including regular mammograms.
Medical experts recommend that all women perform regular self breast examinations and have a clinical breast exam during their annual preventive visit with their health care provider. Annual mammograms are also recommended for women over the age 40 who are deemed to be of “average risk” for breast cancer. There are different screening guidelines for women with higher-than-average breast cancer risk for example because of family history of breast cancer.
At Columbus Community Hospital, we offer state-of-the-art digital mammography for our patients. Digital mammography is superior to traditional, film-based mammography in several ways:
Delivers less radiation
Provides clearer diagnostic images
Is faster, and images are available immediately
Minimizes need for retaking multiple images and repeat visits
Better identifies abnormalities in denser breast tissue, especially in women under the age of 50.
Women over the age of 30 can schedule a mammogram directly with our team without a physician referral.
Call 979-493-7604 to make your mammogram appointment.
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Columbus Community Hospital is proud to serve the Columbus community and the broader region. As rural hospitals struggle, Columbus Community Hospital continues to grow and provide high-quality services patients can trust.
The National Rural Health Association has named CCH a Top 100 Rural and Community Hospital in the country. In 2021, NRHA named CCH a Top 20 Rural and Community Hospital.